Parents' Guide to

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fun remake, but unrealistically portrays injuries.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

Tony hawk!

Go to heaven buddy
age 12+

Critics like to bash this game, but in my opinion it's almost as good as the original!

No sexual and barely or if not any bad language is present! But the reason it has a T rating is for the brutal bloody fails. When playing, you'll most likely make your character fall over multiple times. Your character will fall and the landing can be cringing. Your character will splat out lots of blood, unrealistically. That is about it. I would recommend it to 12-13 year olds!

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This is a throwback to what some might call a purer kind of skateboarding game, the kind in which players simply skated about looking for ever more unlikely objects on which to pull off ever crazier tricks. Some may find it old-fashioned compared to modern and often much wilder, objective-driven skating games, but others will find its simplicity to be a charming and refreshing change of pace.

As in the original Tony Hawk games, the controls are wonderfully tight and responsive, rewarding players who take the time to learn and master all available moves. Slowly unlocking one environment at a time gives players time to appreciate the hidden nuances in each level. And the game's soundtrack -- heavy on old and new punk and hip-hop -- provides a perfect background to the experience. Its simpler, old-school vibe may not be to all gamers' tastes, but skaters looking for a faithful-in-spirit representation of their sport won't be disappointed.

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